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    March 21, 2013
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>> that is believed to have taken place in a bathroom. joel kaufman has a home that is quiet now with no sign of life or activity. neighbors say joel kaufman kept to himself and they did not know him. i got off the phone with oakland diocese and they confirm he coached between 1999 and 2005 saying no-par rents have come forward but police say there could be more victims and anyone who knows anything or who may have been a victim, please come forward. >> thank you. happening now, many students did not go to school today in san mateo after threatening postings on facebook. this is in response to yesterday's discovery of a rambling threat against the school for today. a student found it on an
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anonymous paining on facebook. police will not describe the threat but they say that most serious threats would not be posted if advance on popular online forums. they are not taking any chances with student safety so there are police officers on campus right now. >> happening right now, grief counselors after at a san jose hospital helping students cope with the death of a student killed by a caltrain. the 6-year-old was killed on tuesday near pedestrian crossing south of his station. family and friends are taking part in a vigil. james was a budding musician and posted this video online playing the guitar. his principal said he was everyone's friend. the medical examiner has ruled the death an accident. >> two oakland city council lovers could face more investigations after an audit found serious ethics violations accused of trying to influence
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things from multimillion dollar contract those parking tickets. abc7 news reporter, cornell bernard, is live at city hall. >> it is spelled out in an ought nature accuses council members of using their power to influence construction contracts for the city. well will hear from one of the council members in a moment. the 40-page audit accuses oakland city council member larry reid and brooks of interviewing with major construction projects of two teen centers and construction at the oakland army base by trying to award a bid to turner construction. the audit says that both broke a city law that prevents elected city officials from telling city workers what to do. the contract was never awarded to turner, the case is serious. councilman reed says that it is lie and the auditor says it is about playing by the rules. >> this report strikes right at the integrity of oakland
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government. citizens and businesses should be able to live and transact business in a city they know plays by the rules. >> i have never threatened any city staff person regarding their job. i have been an elected official for 16 years and a staff person in the city of oakland for another 14 years. out of 30 years of being an employee of the city of oakland suddenly, now, city staff is afraid of me? i don't think that is the case. >> an aide to the councilman named, that person tried to use their influence to fix a pack -- parking ticket. the allegation has been forwarded to the district attorney in alameda. it is not clear if charges will be filed. the mayor is troubled about the report and will have something to say in a few hours. we have reached out to the
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councilman and she has not responded. >> happening right now, golden gate bridge officials hold a hearing to talk about raising the speed limit at the toll plaza. they want to increase the recommended speed from five miles per hour to 25 miles per hour as part of the switch to all electronic toll collection. officials say it would increase traffic flow on the bridge. the new speed would go into affect on wednesday, when the new electronic system goes online. >> a major milestone for "the rock" the 50th anniversary of the closing of alcatraz. here is a look across the bay, clear views. it closed in 1963 and now is a major tourist destination during 29 years of operation it held some of america's most notorious criminals including al capone.
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there is a special photo exhibit until 4:00. former residents and guards are expected to attend. >> president obama makes his first visit to the west bank. what he is criticizing israel about. >> later, could big changes come to yosemite national park? why of the area's popular creature comforts are on
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>> happening now in southern california, a landslide is blocking northbound traffic along pacific coast highway. caltran officials believe it was caused by dirt that was saturated when a hose was left on bringing down trees, bushes, and lawn furniture. crews cleaning up the mess right now and expect to have all northbound lanes re-opened this evening. >> we have break news from santa cruz. the district attorney has announced criminal charges against a young woman who lied about being raped on the uc santa cruz campus. the 20-year-old woman from santa barbara has been charged with giving false information to police. investigators say she originally told them two months ago that she was walking on a campus trail and she was beaten and assaulted. a campus-wide alert was issued and a sketch of a suspect was released based on her description which proved to be false. >> president obama is covering a lot ground in the middle east today traveling from jerusalem to the west bank and back.
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right now, he is about to sit down to a state dinner that the israelis are throwing in his honor. these live pictures some of the guests, the dignitaries. this morning, president obama told israelis and palestinians they need to compromise to find peace. abc7 news reporter, katie marzullo, is live with that report. >> lot is happening including protests and an attack. president obama is making pleas for peace and promises of support. >> president obama addressed a large auditorium of young israelis. >> i believe you will shave our future and given the ties between our countries, i believe your future is bound to ours. >> after that remark, a heckler shouted something and the president quickly recovered. >> this is part of the lively debate we talked about. this is good. [ applause ]
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>> in an early news conference with palestinian print abbas, he criticized israel over treatment of palestinians in the west bank. >> i have returned to the west bank because the united states is dopily -- deeply committed to a sovereign state of palestine. the palestinian people deserve an end to occupation and the daily indignities that come with it. >> the president says peace is possible. both presidents say that. >> we are ready to implement all our commitments and obligations. >> there was no peace this morning as militants fired into southern israel and palestinian protesters took to the streets claiming president obama is bias toward israel. the president began the day in jerusalem where he and israeli prime minister binyamin netanyahu saw the dead sea scrolls and checked out an expo where small robots served the
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leaders matzoh. >> the state dinner is the last big event before he heads to jordan. >> thank you, katie. meteorologist, mike nicco, and the bay area forecast. is ahead with the forecast. >> as we look from too -- from sutro tower we see the sunshine and another chance of rain in the seven-day outlook. >> and what could be a major breakthrough in the fight against cancer, the results that have stunned the medical world. >> new technology that lets you check out at the store using just your iphone. where in the bay area you wil
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>> santa clara, san francisco, east bay, and all the bay area. this is abc7 news. >> what could be a major breakthrough in the fight against cancer, a leukemia treatment is showing promising results in a handful of patient. a patient is set to be cancer free after eight days of treatment. our medical editor explains this. >> using a patient's own immune system to fight cancer, look at
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this animation. they had five patients with untreatable cancer. they use advisor russ -- a virus to turn the cells into cancer fighters and they destroyed the cancer cells. >> the doctor says all the patients went into remission but emphasizing the treatment is still in experimental stages. the study appears in the journal of science translational medicine. >> a respected pediatrician group has come out in favor of same-sex marriage and the positive effects on children. the american academy of pediatrics says that a stable parental relationship can produce healthy, well adjusted children regardless of the parents' sexual orientation, similar with gay or straight parents if they neuro -- nurturing and financial stable. they wanted it release there because the supreme court rules
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on to supreme court cases. >> big changes in yosemite, wanting to ban horses, bicycles, and raft rentals in yosemite valley. crews would remove the pool from the hotel and yosemite lodge and the ice rink at another village. $235 million plan is meant to restore the national setting. officials will discuss the plan at a public meeting in san francisco tonight from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the for the mason center. >> walmart will be offer a smarter way to shop. the company is expanding the pilot program called "scan and go" seen in this video provided to us by walmart and lets customers scan items by using an app on the smartphone as they shop. shoppers see a running total of the items and use a self check out when leaving the store the program is expanding from 70 walmarts to more than 200 across the country including several locations in san jose.
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>> sounds cool but i am trying to master the self-check out at grocery store. >> it is complicated. >> nothing complicated about the weather forecast. mike? >> for now it is quiet. we still have rain in the forecast and we will talk about how temperatures will fluctuate. the next couple of days, they will fluctuate. it is quiet but there are things to talk about. live doppler 7 hd shows how dry the air has become behind the cold front. the winds were going to be an issue today and our fastest winds are at half moon bay at 17 and 14 miles per hour in fairfield. we have calm conditions in san jose. the blue tint is the higher elevations along the ridges there in the santa cruz mountains and in the north bay mountains where you fine the faster win right now. those will translate down and it is choppy in the bay today. near the bay shore s line, our beaches, and the higher elevation we will find the faster wind. a beautiful picture across
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alcatraz and the golden gate bridge with temperatures in the mid-50's in san francisco, oakland, san jose, and palo alto and 60 in mill valley and here is a look at san jose this morning near h.p. pavilion where march madness will begin running in santa rosa and napa and fairfield and livermore and los gatos in the mid-to-upper 50's. for this forecast cycle, mostly sunny, dry breezes today, rain is gone for a while, mild highs through the holiday weekend, and it look like our chance of rain comes in the forecast next week. from mount tamalpais, zoomed in on san francisco, it looks very inviting with temperature in santa rosa eight degrees warmer and concord is six. san francisco, today, is 61, a degree warmer than yesterday. and hayward and san jose and oakland, a degree or two from yesterday. cold front came through yesterday, and high pressure is taking over right now and with the high pressure, the sinking air is giving dry breezes and we
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have more sunshine that yesterday. the temperatures are 66 in san jose today, most of the santa clara valley in the mid-to-upper 60's and up the peninsula, we drop counsel to 59 at millbrae and you will be cooler because of a breeze coming in all the way through san bruno and upper 50's and near 60 in downtown, south san francisco, and low-to-mid 60's in the north bay valley but the beep is brick and temperatures in the mid-to-upper 50's and let to mid-60's along the east bay shore with san leandro and oakland at 64 and east bay valley is warmer with concord and brentwood the warm spot at 68. around the state it is quiet, 48 in tahoe, upper 60's to low 70's through the central valley and through that, there will be a stiff north wind. as you head to palm springs it is 90. back home, it will be cooler than this morning with a full night of cloudless skies and the
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wind will slow down in our valleys and you can see the upper 30's to low 40's and low 40's an the bay shore and to the coast. the seven-day outlook shows two to six degrees warmer tomorrow and we will have high clouds and sunshine and not so breezy on saturday and sunday and more clouds monday ahead of the next storm that will keep us cooler tuesday and wednesday with a slight chance of rain on tuesday and better chance of light rain on wednesday. when that happens, or any time you want weather, we have a great weather service with live doppler 7 hd on twitter for the latest at wets conditions rain or shine, and get video and "spare the air" alerts and weather treats from the favorite weather team. >> mike, you mentioned march madness which is underway and did bay area teams are in action. at 11:45, st. mary's plays memphis.
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they beat middle tennessee seat in ohio in first round play. and my cal bears get the tournament started against h.p. pavilion. the bears practiced there yesterday and tip-off is 4:27. the bears and rebels met in december with nlv beating cal by one. >> southwest china a hen layed an enormous egg. >> a click anyone china laid that percent around egg, three times the size of a typical chicken egg weighing half a pound and when they cracked the egg open it had two yokes. they found inside the egg, another egg! and then when she cracked that egg open, it had milk in it. unbelievable. >> jimmy kimmel airs live
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weeknights following abc7 news at 11 and then night line after jimmy. >> still ahead, new honor for some famous recording and how they are presented as part of american history. everyone
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>> today at 3:00 on "katie" human trafficking in america, jada talks about her campaign to end the exploitation. on abc7 news, home cleaning is put to the test before you spend the money on new tools. something that is linked to
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higher rate suicide attempts in children. >> dozens are songs are taking their place in history to be remembered forever. >> "the twist" is the among the 25 recordings going into the library of congress for diversity and creativity. >> there are others including "the sounds of silence" and "the dark side of the moon." also, "saturday night lramatic ]
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